Urban soundscapes and landscapes
School Acoustic Group collaborates on art installation at Informatics Forum.
Working with Glasgow artist Marianne Greated, the School of Physics and Astronomy has constructed an installation in the Inspace exhibition room in Edinburgh.
The work relates to the theme of anthropogenic sound in our environment, and comprises a hemi-anechoic chamber containing a 10 metre panorama with soundscape in 5.1 surround sound. It is part of the public engagement
programme 'Sound in a Man-Made Environment', which is run by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the National Physical Laboratory, and funded at the University by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
"The paintings in the panorama depict our urban landscape and the soundscapes have evolved from recordings of those same environments, mainly sourced in and around Glasgow. Levels of anthropogenic sound in our environment have increased significantly in recent years and have an important impact on our everyday lives." Marianne Greated
From January-March 2011 the thematic for Inspace is Non-Bio Boom and this period will feature exhibits and functions relating to the theme of anthropogenic sound.